Beaker, Glass, Roman

Production date
1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Fine glass beaker in mint green, free standing with a concave base and forming nodule left in the center. It has a stylishly finished rim.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H60mm x W70mm x D70mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
This is a small glass beaker in transparent glass. Glassworkers made vessels by mixing silica (sand made of quartz) and soda, which made the silica melt at a lower temperature. Lime was also sometimes used as a stabiliser. Colourants could be added to vary the colour of vessels.
Registration number
E40193

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